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+The Research Process: Explore Topic Basics
1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
2. Background (library catalog: books)
3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & Writing Center)
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In addition to the link to Thesaurus.com below, MS Word has a built-in thesaurus:
Use keywords to find topic arguments in research tools.
Topic question: "Is storytelling the best way to communicate science to a non-scientific audience?"
Fill out the keyword sheet below to explore wording that is used to describe your own topic.